Hipcamp host Dana H.,
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Foothills of the Rockies. A wooded, hilly area which is great for hiking. Bring your horse and enjoy our 300 acres! We have horses, donkeys, cows, chickens, ducks, cats and dogs on the property. Views of the fields beyond and even the Rockies from one hill. Trails are primitive, but the area is very accessible to hiking and horses. Dirt bikes are OK as well, but lots of dead

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Foothills of the Rockies. A wooded, hilly area which is great for hiking. Bring your horse and enjoy our 300 acres! We have horses, donkeys, cows, chickens, ducks, cats and dogs on the property. Views of the fields beyond and even the Rockies from one hill. Trails are primitive, but the area is very accessible to hiking and horses. Dirt bikes are OK as well, but lots of deadfalls will make it difficult. 

Winchell Lake is a 5 min drive away. Water Valley Saloon is 10 min away.

We have one campsite available for tent and RV/trailer campers. Amenities include a toilet, picnic table, and potable water. Campfires are permitted and pets are welcome!

This is the perfect place to go if you need to disconnect from the fast-paced world and reconnect with nature, family, or friends.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 200ft
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Dana a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding

Bring your horses. The camping spot is fully fenced for horses. We have trails from the campsite.

Paddling

There is a small lake, Winchell Lake a 5 min drive away.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Merlin Ranch in Alberta.

Forest

We have 300 acres, mostly wooded and hilly, and you can access most of it. Trails are primitive now, but you can still get arou...Read more

Field

Camping spots are in small meadows with woods surrounding.

Ranch

We have horses and cattle at times.

Driveway

Main camp spot is in field next to house. Access if off dirt road through field. Pack-in camping also available.

Mountainous

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Hipcamper Mi

Friendly hosts and amazing stars

Mi A.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2021

Friendly hosts including the furry ones! The stars were amazing, lots of wood and a very clean outhouse. The extra chairs and the shelter came in handy. Thanks for sharing!

Hipcamper Dana
Response from Dana, the Host, on September 10th, 2021

We are very happy you had a good time. Thanks for the tip on the fire pit. Hope to see you again.

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Hipcamper Tinashe

Awesome campsite

Tinashe N.
recommends this listing.
August 25th, 2021

This is the place to go if you need to disconnect from the fast-paced world and reconnect with nature, family, or friends. It's a lovely, peaceful camping. We were greeted by friendly dogs. The children had a great time playing with the animals and their son. Dana and her family greeted us warmly as we entered their personal space. (I appreciate it.) We are looking forward to returning next summer!

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Hipcamper Adam

Great stay

Adam L.
recommends this listing.
August 22nd, 2021

We enjoyed our stay, and the dogs!

Where we parkedFire pit and covered area
Hipcamper Estelle

A wonderful dog filled stay

Estelle M.
recommends this listing.
August 21st, 2021

We had a wonderful time staying at Merlin Ranch! Being greeted by 5 happy dogs made our day!

Paul and Dana were helpful and welcoming, and Merlin Ranch is a perfect spot for anyone looking for privacy in a beautiful location. Bonus if you like dogs - one of them actually stayed right by our trailer the whole night. Would Definitely recommend - 5*!

Hipcamper Dana
Response from Dana, the Host, on August 24th, 2021

Thanks for the review. Hope you have a great rest of your trip and find more cool places to stay!

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Hipcamper Clinton

Attention animal lovers!

Clinton W.
recommends this listing.
July 26th, 2021

This little slice of heaven is filled with friendly hosts and even friendlier critters. We had an awesome weekend exploring the property and taking in the beautiful scenery. Looking forward to staying here again!

Hipcamper Cornelis

The perfect ranch location

Cornelis V.
recommends this listing.
July 21st, 2021

Nice quiet area just out of town near some wicked crown land and a lake you can fish at. If you have horses or just looking for a quick dip out of the city this place has it. Dana and her family are all very nice!

Lots of horses on the ranch that seem very friendlyJust coming to say hi!Merlin RanchMore horses. They have trails and room for bringing your own horses
Hipcamper Yuki

Great camping near cochrane

Yuki T.
recommends this listing.
July 19th, 2021

Great experience, kids said best camping ever. Loved playing with dogs and other animals.
An access road to a camp site was grassy and rough, but manageable with a minivan.

Merlin RanchMerlin Ranch
Property
Merlin Ranch
State
Alberta
Country
Canada
CA$30/night
1 Site

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